# Master of Arts in Mathematics - Student Learning Outcomes

## Goal 1

Students will acquire a broad graduate education.
### Student Learning Outcomes

1.1
Students will have a graduate level understanding of geometry, algebra, analysis and problem solving.

1.2
Students will be familiar with the mathematical concepts arising in a range of mathematical areas
(e.g., topology, mathematical, physics, etc.)

## Goal 2

Students will acquire an in-depth understanding of a particular mathematical topic and its
place in the broader context of mathematics.
### Student Learning Outcomes

2.1
Students will be able to write a thesis on the area of mathematics that they have chosen.

2.2
Students will be able to give a knowledgeable oral presentation on this topic.

## Goal 3

Students will develop advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
### Student Learning Outcomes

3.1
Students will be able to identify and analyze the mathematical structure of a problem.

3.2
Students will be able to solve mathematical problems using advanced problem solving
techniques.

## Goal 4

Students will develop advanced critical thinking skills.
### Student Learning Outcomes

4.1
Students will be able to critique mathematical arguments.

4.2
Students will be able to write well-supported mathematical proofs.

## Goal 5

Students will develop expository skills.
### Student Learning Outcomes

5.1
Students will be able to communicate advanced mathematics orally in a clear and effective manner.

5.2
Students will be able to write a clear and succinct mathematical exposition.